Friday, May 08, 2015

LDSTech Newsletter

The following is from LDSTech.


Watch the LDSTech Broadcast 

Judging from the range of questions submitted, presenters for the new, LDS Tools, and the Gospel Library for Windows apps captivated both an onsite audience at the Church’s Riverton Office Building and over a hundred online viewers who participated in the LDSTech broadcast on April 17.

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LDSTech Conference in Oct: Save the Date!

Plans are underway for the 2015 LDSTech Conference on for October 15 in Salt Lake City at the Institute of Religion Building on the University of Utah campus. Get set for a day of information-packed sessions about Church technology with opportunities to interact with other technology-minded members.
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2015 Gospel App and Game Contest 

After a successful contest last year, the 2015 Gospel App and Game contest promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Get your creative juices flowing and plan to participate! The registration deadline for participating in the contest is July 18th, 2015, and submissions will be accepted throughSeptember 18, 2015.

The theme "Create Something Worthy" continues from last year, with the same contest rules. Developers of all levels and abilities, including those who missed last year's deadline or who have revamped their apps with significant improvements, are encouraged to participate in 2015.

Good sources for information to get you started, and collaboration tools with like-minded creative people are available at LDSTech in the Wiki and on the Forum.  

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Talking Technology on Social Media
Have you noticed a new feature titled “Talking Technology” on LDSTech’s Facebook page and Twitter feed? If you are not yet following the posts, short quotes are shared from general authorities on technology and its role in spreading gospel messages. As a result, likes and re-postings are at an all-time high for visitors to LDSTech’s social media sites. There have been more than 36,000 “likes” on Facebook in the final week of February alone with more than a thousand conversations!
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Partnership Announced for and recently announced a new partnership with, the premier research website for the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The new partnership provides LDS members access, at no cost, to all the tools, features, and affiliate-level resources at
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A Website Devoted to President Thomas S. Monson 

Did you know there is an official website devoted entirely to President Thomas S. Monson? Recent news has emphasized how Church leaders have taken to social media and the Internet without mentioning the 16th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an official Church information website. A visit to the site will both inform and inspire you regarding this remarkable prophet, leader, humanitarian, and role-model. To get started go to
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Technology and Conference Messages

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, concluded the 185th General Conference with a stirring call to action. He said: “The question for each of us is: because of what I have heard or felt during this conference, how will I change?” Elder Nelson enumerated many technology resources provided by the Church that help with parenting, keeping the Sabbath, and strengthening family ties.

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People Helping People at LDSJobs

In today’s competitive world, few things are more discouraging than being out of work. If you are looking for a job, wanting a better job, or know someone seeking employment or education, the Internet home for LDS Employment Resource Services (ERS) at is more than a website for job leads and job information. It is a resource powered by people helping people who are making a difference in lives of individuals and families.
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Technology Supports the Joseph Smith Papers Project

The release of new content on the Joseph Smith Papers website provides readers with an illuminating walk back in time as documents disclose new chapters in early Church history. The 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, hundreds of miscellaneous documents from 1840, Parley P. Pratt’s two volumes on the Church’s persecutions, the Book of the Law of the Lord, and the introduction to the Manuscript History are priceless for their historic value. The work of historians, editors, and text and imaging experts who study the documents and prepare them for publication is a story behind the story. The way technology is being used to tell that story is truly remarkable!
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Watch LDSTech Broadcasts 

DateStreamPresenter & Topic
2015 – APR - 17Jeff Isom –
Justin Krebs – LDS Tools
Tony Spencer – Gospel Library for Windows 8
2015 – JAN – 9Rob Boshard - Mormon Channel
2014 – JUL – 11Jesh Barlow – FamilySearch Mobile Apps
2014 – JUN – 06Mike Madsen – Youth Activity Pages on
2014 – MAY – 02Michael Colemere – Four Elements of Successful Communication Strategies
2014 – MAR – 14Mel Broberg – Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders (CDOL)
2014 – FEB – 07Jim Byer – Windows 8 Gospel Library
2014 – JAN – 10Hal Rushton – Gospel Content on the Feature Phone
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